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  1. 'No evidence' to support a ban on mother tongue in language lessons

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Common language teaching practices are based more on 'shallow' assumptions than sound theories backed up by research, a leading academic told an international conference at the University of Hong Kong this week. Jim Cummins, research c ...

  2. Cutting-Edge young musicians rock the joint

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... indeed send the crowd wild. Within two minutes, a slip on the edge of the stage lands him flat on his back, but in true rock-n-roll tradition he keeps on playing, hardly missing a note. The 12-year-old rocker is the front man of Voodoo Child, one of nearly 20 young bands playing at YRock POP 2 International Music Challenge, at the Edge earlier this month. Sebastian and his band have been ...

  3. Drop in secondary school entries reflects sharp decline in birth rate

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... is the first steep drop in secondary enrolments that is expected to continue for the next seven years due to a sharp decrease in the birth rate. Across the city, 71,846 Primary Six students were ... per cent of applicants being awarded either one of their two discretionary places or first three preferences under central allocations- up from 84 per cent last year. A bureau spokeswoman said ...

  4. Endowment fund may be tapped if returns miss target

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Will Clem

    ... return on its investments. Chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung said the committee would maintain a 'stable' supply of HK$900 million in research grants each year, even if the market ... for several years, then we will be able to consider increasing the [payout from] the research fund.' The endowment fund was announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah in his budget ...

  5. The one-child enforcers who are pushing for two

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of at least four years between the births of first and second children. Still, Professor Peng said some of the people born under the one-child policy do not want to get married or have children. Zhou ... Will Clem, Lilian Zhang and Anna Zhang in Shanghai Family planning officials in Shanghai are going on the offensive- not to reduce the birth rate, but to boost it. While having a second ...

  6. Shanghai migrants denounce complex residency scheme

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... difficult to meet, the city's official media reported yesterday. The new mechanism- full details of which were announced last week as a three-year trial- is expected to lead to the first major ... off' to put their claims together. The rules mean applicants need to provide a confusing list of documentary evidence to support their claim- reports from authorities in their place of birth ...

  7. Climate change forum is just hot air, say activists

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and Climate- the group's first full meeting in two years- has been dismissed by environmental activists as a 'distraction', coming less than two months ahead of the United Nations ... outfits missed this, as its schedule was brought forward at short notice. The forum on environmental change involves some of the largest industrial nations, including China, India and the US. Yang ...

  8. Voucher debate misses point: Wardlaw

    Posted Nov 11th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... at non-profit-making kindergartens. The value of the voucher would go up to HK$16,000 over the next five years. However, the proposals have been criticised for not including profit-making kindergartens ... by the end of the 2011/12 school year. However, Mr Wardlaw said teacher-training was the bureau's principal means of improving the quality of education. As set out in the policy address, ...

  9. Airport Authority to jointly manage Hongqiao airport

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Will Clem

    ... terminals for a combined annual capacity of 90 million passengers and 5.2 million tonnes in cargo volume by next year. Hong Kong could not afford to miss out on the mega development plans ... in the run-up to the World Expo next year, said Shanghai mayor Han Zheng. 'We have the necessary hardware, but what we are concerned about is the software,' Han (right) said after a signing ...

  10. Shanghai chokes on Expo dust

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... as the presenters have finished giving the headlines. All that seems to be missing is an alarm clock to wake you with the latest count- but there is bound to be one somewhere. To say the people of Shanghai are looking forward to the Expo would be the understatement of the year. But not necessarily for the same reasons as the government- many simply want a break from the chaos and disruption of the mad ...




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